VERDICT: "The D7000 is an absolutely exceptional DSLR that, although categorised under Nikon's ‘consumer' bracket, offers a lot of pro-like specification..."
"The new 39-point AF system is fantastic, the images are of exceptional quality right into the high ISO setting and the only slight drawbacks are the relatively high price point, fairly shallow buffer for Raw shooting and slight overexposure in unexpected circumstances.
Otherwise the D7000 succeeds in carving out a new niche in the DSLR category and provides bags of power for the money."
I agree with you on price point, I consider the D7000 very good value I like this camera more and more everyday.
I agree with the reviewer about shallow RAW buffer size on the D7000. What he is saying is you can mash down the D300 shutter for longer and more frames as compared to the D7000.
I take your 12-bit/14-bit point, but the reality is I have had to adjust my mashing style on the D7000 and be more selective with holding the shutter down. Because it affects shooting style I think it is a fair point for the reviewer to make. In adjusting my style this is not necessarily a bad thing, I have to think and anticipate more, and really set my goal on capturing peak action. I have too many full hard drives as it is!
Here is Toronto though not listed at under the d7k price, you can easily snag a 300s for cheaper from the stores. MY dealer tells me the demand is pretty low for them right now which explains the nearly $400 price drop since the d7k was released.
If the d7k price point is relatively high because it is more than the d300s I still don't agree with the statement. Looking at the two cameras it is hard to come up with a case for the d300s as the better buy between the two, even costing slightly less, and I say that recognizing that the d300s is an outstanding stills camera. If nothing else you are paying for a practically unusable video feature as opposed to the d7k's much improved (though still not perfect) video. Then you start considering the ISO capabilities, DR, etc.
Sun 12-Dec-10 01:11 PM | edited Sun 12-Dec-10 01:17 PM by Kale49
There is always a risk, when a new product is heavily hyped. We know it from best-seller books. When one has read it and written the critics, it´s over
What Digital Camera review is showing that D7000 is getting over the threshold. To me that is not a surprise. Day after day I´m more and more satisfied with my D7K. Of course, it takes time to learn its real capacity, behaviour and nature.
Here in Finland D7K price is generally a bit under D300s´s. In some stores they do have D300s offers which go under D7K.